Beech Family
3 genera
5 species
2 subspecies and varieties
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Castanea sativaSpanish walnut, sweet walnut
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Chrysolepis chrysophylla
Distribution: Columbia River Gorge south through western Oregon into California, where abundant; also, localities in Mason and Skamania Counties, Washington
Habitat: Dry, open to wooded areas, sea level to mid-elevations in the mountains
Origin: Native
Flowers: April - June
var. chrysophylla – chinquapin
Quercus garryana
Distribution: West of the Cascades, Vancouver Island to California; eastern foothills of the Cascades from Kittitas County south to the Columbia River
Habitat: Dry prairies and foothills to rocky bluffs
Flowers: April - June
var. garryana – Garry oak, Oregon white oak
Quercus roburBritish oak, English oak
Origin: Introduced from Europe/Africa
Quercus rubrared oak
Origin: Introduced from central and eastern NA